List of Staten Island Railway stations

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2009 Map of the Staten Island Railway, which includes the now closed Richmond County Bank Ballpark station.

The Staten Island Railway (also known as Staten Island Rapid Transit) is a rapid transit system on Staten Island, New York. Its operator has been the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York since 1971, whereas prior to that year it was owned by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Main Line[edit]

This list contains all stations currently open on the Staten Island Railway. Nearly all active SIRT stations are located on the Main Line, which spans from Tottenville Station to the St. George Ferry Terminal. Stations tend to be built either above ground level on embankments or are open-cut stations built below ground level, but open to the sky.

Handicapped/disabled access Station is accessible by wheelchair[1]
Name Opened Closed Handicapped/disabled access Other names Connections/Notes
Annadale May 14, 1860
1939
present
Arthur Kill Expected to open November 2016 under construction Handicapped/disabled access
Atlantic c.1909-1922 present To be closed and demolished when Arthur Kill station is completed.[2]
Bay Terrace Early 1900s present Whitlock
Clifton April 23, 1860 present
Dongan Hills April 23, 1860 present Handicapped/disabled access Garretson's
Eltingville April 23, 1860 present Bus to Eltingville Transit Center and Staten Island Mall
Great Kills April 23, 1860 present Handicapped/disabled access Gifford's
Grant City April 23, 1860 present
Grasmere c. 1886 present S53 bus to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Huguenot June 2, 1860 present Bloomingview

Huguenot Park

Jefferson Avenue April 23, 1860 present
Nassau after 1921 present To be closed and demolished when Arthur Kill station is completed.[2]
New Dorp April 23, 1860 present
Oakwood Heights April 23, 1860 present Richmond, then Court House, then Oakwood
Old Town April 23, 1860 present Old Town Road
Pleasant Plains June 2, 1860 present
Prince's Bay June 2, 1860 present Lemon Creek
Princes Bay
Richmond Valley June 2, 1860 present Site of the former West Shore Line
St. George March 7, 1886 present Staten Island Ferry
Stapleton July 31, 1884
1936
present
Tompkinsville July 31, 1884 present
Tottenville June 2, 1860 present Handicapped/disabled access
Woods of Arden c. 1886 ?

Disused and former stations[edit]

The majority of former stations are located on the North Shore Branch and South Beach Branch, which were closed to passenger service at midnight on Tuesday March 31, 1953. A small western portion of the North Shore Branch is used for freight service, and a smaller eastern portion of the same branch provided seasonal service to the RCB Ballpark (where the Staten Island Yankees play) passenger station from 2001 to 2009. Restoration is being discussed along this mostly abandoned 6.1-mile (9.8 km) line as part of the Staten Island light rail plan.[3] The South Shore Branch was abandoned and demolished except for a remaining stanchion on St. John's Avenue and the Robin Road Trestle.[4][5] This 4.1-mile (6.6 km) line left the Main Line south of the Clifton station and lay to the east of the Main Line.

Name Line Opened Closed Distance from St. George
Arlington North Shore Branch 1889–1890 March 31, 1953 5.2 miles (8.4 km)
Arrochar South Beach Branch March 8, 1886 March 31, 1953 3.2 miles (5.1 km)
Bachmann South Beach Branch March 8, 1886 1937 2.0 miles (3.2 km)
Belair Road South Beach Branch March 8, 1886 March 31, 1953 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Cedar Avenue South Beach Branch 1934 March 31, 1953 3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Elm Park North Shore Branch February 23, 1886 March 31, 1953 3.9 miles (6.3 km)
Fort Wadsworth South Beach Branch March 8, 1886 March 31, 1953 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Gulfport Travis Branch
Harbor Road North Shore Branch 1935–1937 March 31, 1953 4.9 miles (7.9 km)
Lake Avenue North Shore Branch 1937 March 31, 1953 4.3 miles (6.9 km)
Livingston North Shore Branch February 23, 1886 March 31, 1953 1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Mariners Harbor North Shore Branch Summer 1886 March 31, 1953 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
Mount Loretto Orphanage Mount Loretto Branch[6][7] c. 1885 1950
New Brighton North Shore Branch February 26, 1886 March 31, 1953 0.7 miles (1.1 km)
Page Avenue West Shore Branch
Port Ivory North Shore Branch 1906 1948 6.1 miles (9.8 km)
Port Richmond North Shore Branch February 26, 1886 March 31, 1953 3.0 miles (4.8 km)
Richmond County Bank Ballpark North Shore Branch June 24, 2001 June 18, 2010 150 yards (140 m)
Rosebank South Beach Branch March 8, 1886 March 31, 1953 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Sailors' Snug Harbor North Shore Branch February 26, 1886 March 31, 1953 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
South Beach South Beach Branch 1890 March 31,1953 3.9 miles (6.3 km)
Tower Hill North Shore Branch February 26, 1886 March 31, 1953 3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Travis Travis Branch
Wentworth Avenue South Beach Branch 1925 March 31, 1953 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
West Brighton North Shore Branch February 26, 1886 March 31, 1953 2.4 miles (3.9 km)
Woods of Arden Main Line 1886 ?

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTA Guide to Accessible Transit: Accessible Stations in the MTA Network". New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting June 2016" (PDF). www.mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Yates, Maura; Helsel, Phil (July 12, 2008). "Reality check for Staten Island's rail plans". Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Gary Owen's S.I.R.T. South Beach Line Page". Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Gary Owen's S.I.R.T. South Beach Line Page". p. 2. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Gary Owen's SIRT Page". gretschviking.net. 
  7. ^ Staten Island Rapid Transit: The Essential History, by Irvin Leigh & Paul Matus (The Third Rail Online)

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